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  • Back by popular demand! Celebrate our 125th anniversary by touring the original building and learning about the many changes that have happened over the years. See areas that are normally not...
  • As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are delighted to host a talk by Mary Grande from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division. Mary will talk about the...
  • As part of our summer-long Green Saturdays series, Kim Calcagno from The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will speak about the many programs and services they provide, and their efforts to "protect...
  • Text Message Alerts for Ocean State Libraries' Cardholders, powered by Shoutbomb With the library's Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to: Receive text notices about...

What's Happening

July 26
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
 ***THIS EVENT IS FULL***   Art in the Park! Wednesdays | June 28th - July 26thPre- Registration Required This 5 week workshop will have your kiddo enjoying outside time and exploring several mediums of art from painting to sculpting and more. We will touch on art history as we...
July 26 to July 30
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8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free show from Colonial Theatre! Shows run Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm.
July 27
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
July 27
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Whether it be something as simple as typing a letter, or as complex as writing a novel, everyone needs to make use of a word processing program at some point.  For people who don't use one regularly, the sheer variety of options and commands that are offered can be completely overwhelming,...
July 28
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beat the Heat the last Friday of every Month this Summer! Join us for a Free Family Movie in the Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. June 30th - Beauty & the Beast (2017) July 28th - The Lego Batman Movie August 25th- Boss Baby
July 29
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of our summer-long Green Saturdays series, Kim Calcagno from The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will speak about the many programs and services they provide, and their efforts to "protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy...
July 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
*Online Pre-Registration Opens June 1st* Animation Nation returns! Please join us for our summer animation workshop series. Kids ages 8-12 will watch animated short films, experiment with different animation methods, and help create original stop-motion films. ...
July 26
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
 ***THIS EVENT IS FULL***   Art in the Park! Wednesdays | June 28th - July 26thPre- Registration Required This 5 week workshop will have your kiddo enjoying outside time and exploring several mediums of art from painting to sculpting and more. We will touch on art history as we...
July 27
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10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS AT CIMALORE FIELD*** "Build a Better Body, Community & World, with RI Grown Food!" Participants will enjoy a lively hour focused on the environmental, health and economic benefits of enjoying the delicious foods grown on...
July 27
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
July 28
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beat the Heat the last Friday of every Month this Summer! Join us for a Free Family Movie in the Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. June 30th - Beauty & the Beast (2017) July 28th - The Lego Batman Movie August 25th- Boss Baby
July 29
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of our summer-long Green Saturdays series, Kim Calcagno from The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will speak about the many programs and services they provide, and their efforts to "protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy...
July 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
*Online Pre-Registration Opens June 1st* Animation Nation returns! Please join us for our summer animation workshop series. Kids ages 8-12 will watch animated short films, experiment with different animation methods, and help create original stop-motion films. ...
July 26
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Animation Nation returns! Please join us for our summer animation workshop series. Teens ages 13-17 will watch animated short films, experiment with different animation methods, and help create original stop-motion films. ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
July 26 to July 30
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8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free show from Colonial Theatre! Shows run Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm.
July 27
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join the food fueled competition! It's up to you to create what you will from events.  Registration required To register use the form below or email Kelsey at kmatthews@westerlylibrary.org
July 27
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
July 28
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beat the Heat the last Friday of every Month this Summer! Join us for a Free Family Movie in the Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. June 30th - Beauty & the Beast (2017) July 28th - The Lego Batman Movie August 25th- Boss Baby
Wednesday, July 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
 ***THIS EVENT IS FULL***   Art in the Park! Wednesdays | June 28th - July 26thPre- Registration Required This 5 week workshop will have your kiddo enjoying outside time and exploring several mediums of art from painting to sculpting and more. We will touch on art history as we... Read More
Wednesday, July 26
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free show from Colonial Theatre! Shows run Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm.
Tuesday, August 01
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, August 03
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. - Westerly's Wilcox Park URI's Jazz Concert Series will be performing the week of August 1-4 in honor of the University of Rhode Island's 125th Anniversary.  This talented group of musicians will spend a week performing community concerts... Read More
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017